Should You Move to Independent Living Before You Need Assisted Living?


Several seniors feel there is no real reason to move into a senior living community unless they need the services and support of assisted living. Their thinking is that they ought to continue to live in their homes or condos so long as they’re healthy and mobile.  Moving into a senior living community can feel like the […]

How do I Discuss Assisted Living with My Parents?


How do you talk to your aging parents about getting some help and making a move? What’s the best approach to encourage them to tour a few retirement communities? It’s not an easy conversation to have — but going about it the right way can help them live more safely and add LIFE to their […]

Warning Signs That Your Parent’s Finances Are Off Track

“I just can’t get the cheque book to balance this month.” These words were my first red flag that Mom might not be as sharp as she once was. I was taken by surprise. She had managed her own finances and was a bookkeeper for many years, and all I provided was a little coaching. […]